Celebrate Women’s History Month with Historic Alexandria

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Historic Alexandria

The Office of Historic Alexandria is proud to announce the following Women’s History Month events this March:

The Lyceum World War I Lecture Series

Join us at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum (201 South Washington Street) for Women’s History Month and three lectures about women’s contributions to the World War I war effort. Lectures are scheduled for March 1, 15, and 22. March 1 is“The Hello Girls” (with a book signing) by Elizabeth Cobbs, March 15 is “’Doing Our Bit’ (While Having a Bit of Fun): American Nurses in World War I,” by Marian Moser Jones, and March 22 is “Sowing the Seeds of Victory: The Women’s Land Army of America in Virginia and Washington DC, 1917-1920,” by Anna Kiefer.

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person with a combination ticket for all three lectures is available for $25. As space is limited, reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased at shop.alexandriava.gov. For more information on the March 1 lecture, please click here, for more on the March 15 lecture, please visit here, and for the March 22nd lecture, please follow this link.

  Special Tour: The Feminine Side of Taverns

Tour Highlights Women’s History at the Tavern

In honor of Women’s History Month, tours of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum on Sunday, March 5 will highlight the many roles women played in tavern life—from owners to enslaved workers, overnight guests to event participants. The tour challenges assumptions about a women’s role in the 18th century and how women interacted with the tavern, a place commonly assumed to be just for men. 

These 45-minute tours will begin at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm and tickets are $5 per person. Reservations recommended. Tickets can be purchased through alexandriava.gov/Shop or by calling the Museum at 703.746.4242.  Groups of 10 or more should call in advance to reserve a private tour time. 

Women’s Civil War Day

Fort Ward Museum is presenting Civil War Women's Day on Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Civil War reenactors will interpret the dress, skills and contributions of women during the Civil War period with on-going displays and activities.  The program features a quilting demonstration, interpreters portraying the role of women in camp, on the battlefield and engaged in soldier relief efforts, and displays of period clothing and accessories.  The program is free. For more information, please call 703.746.4848 or visit here.